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4K Codecs

WAVE420C

WAVE4 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE420C is a UHD H.265/HEVC HW encoder and decoder IP that is targeted for high-end multimedia devices capable of recording and playing up to 4k HEVC's MAIN/MAIN10 video such as camcorders/DSC, digital TVs, set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, security cameras, and so forth. WAVE420C provides advanced multicore architecture to deliver outstanding performance and scalability. WAVE420C requires about 100 MHz clock frequencies to decode 1080p video at 30fps and can be easily extended to 4K resolution at 30fps with 400MHz clock frequencies. In addition to its superior 4K encoding capabilities, WAVE420C provides the maximum bandwidth efficiency and exceptional power consumption required by today's most demanding requirements across all connected devices.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE420CL

WAVE4 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE420CL is a low-cost H.265/HEVC hardware core IP that is capable of encoding FHD/UHD H.265/HEVC main Profile L4.1 and decoding FHD/UHD H.265/HEVC main profile L5.0. This IP core is targeted for middle to low-end mobile application processor (AP), IP cameras/sports camcorders and other SoCs with small-sized area and low-cost system requirements. WAVE420CL is able to encode and/or decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 2K60fps and decoding 4K30fps. It is easy to integrate into a SoC, since it can be connected through the industry standard interfaces - 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus for hos CPU system control and 128-bit AMBA3 AXI for data transfer. There are two 128-bit AXI buses available - one for accessing external memory and the other for on-chip SRAM memory.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Decoder
  • HEVC Main Profile @L5.0 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 32-bit Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
Decoder
  • 4096x2160 @30fps 440MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 400MHz
  • 1920x1080 @120fps 400MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE520C

WAVE5 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE520C is a H.265/HEVC codec IP core that supports 4K60fps video encoding and/or decoding with H.265/HEVC in real-time. WAVE520C is Chips&Media's 2nd generation video IP, which achieves the best encoding quality at high resolution and frame rate. It features highly enhanced performance and efficient use of system bandwidth with frame compression algorithm for high-end multimedia SoCs. WAVE520C is able to encode and/or decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding/decoding 4K60fps. In addition, by sharing common blocks of HEVC codec, the IP architecture becomes streamlined with minimum logics and memories fitting into small-sized SoCs. Thereby SoCs using WAVE520C are perfectly suited for applications requiring high performance with very low power consumption.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main/Main10 Profile, Main Still/Main10 Still Profile @L5.1
Decoder
  • HEVC Main/Main10 Profile @L5.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA2 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @60fps 500MHz
Decoder
  • 3840x2160 @60fps 450MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE521C

WAVE5 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE521C is a 4K multi-format codec IP to support both HEVC and H.264/AVC video formats. The IP core provides high performance encode and decode capability up to 4K60fps with a single-core architecture and an optimized silicon area for 4K Ultra-HD applications such as security IP-cameras, wearable cameras, drone cameras, automotive, NVR and more. WAVE521C is able to encode and/or decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding/decoding 4K60fps. In addition, by sharing common blocks of HEVC and H.264 codec, the IP architecture becomes streamlined with minimum logics and memories fitting into small-sized SoCs. Thereby SoCs using WAVE521C are perfectly suited for applications requiring high performance with very low power consumption.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE521CL

WAVE5 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE521CL is a low-cost 4K codec IP to support both HEVC and H.264/AVC video formats. The IP core provides high performance encode and decode capability up to 4K@60fps with a single-core architecture and an optimized silicon area for 4K Ultra-HD applications. WAVE521CL is able to encode and/or decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding/decoding 4K60fps and is highly optimized for memory bandwidth loading and excellent power management.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main/Main10 Profile, Main Still/Main10 Still Profile @L5.1
Decoder
  • HEVC Main/Main10 Profile @L5.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA2 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @60fps 500MHz
Decoder
  • 3840x2160 @60fps 450MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 
 

4K Encoders

WAVE420

WAVE4 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE420 is a UHD H.265/HEVC HW encoder IP that is targeted for high-end multimedia devices capable of recording up to 4K HEVC's MAIN/MAIN10 video such as camcorders/DSC, digital TVs, set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, security cameras, and so forth. WAVE420 provides advanced multicore architecture to deliver outstanding performance and scalability. WAVE420 requires about 100 MHz clock frequencies to decode 1080p video at 30fps and can be easily extended to 4K resolution at 30fps with 400MHz clock frequencies. In addition to its superior 4K encoding capabilities,

WAVE420 provides the maximum bandwidth efficiency and exceptional power consumption required by today's most demanding requirements across all connected devices.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Decoder
  • HEVC Main Profile @L5.0 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 32-bit Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
Decoder
  • 4096x2160 @30fps 440MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 400MHz
  • 1920x1080 @120fps 400MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE420L

WAVE4 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE420L is a low-cost H.265/HEVC HW encoder IP that is capable of encoding FHD/UHD H.265/HEVC main profile L4.1. This IP core is targeted for middle to low-end mobile application processor (AP), IP cameras/sports camcorders and other SoCs with small-sized area and low-cost system requirements. WAVE420L is able to encode any resolution up to 4K and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 2K60fps based on sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE520

WAVE5 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE520 is a H.265/HEVC encoder IP core that supports 4K60fps video encoding with H.265/HEVC in real-time. WAVE520 is Chips&Media's 2nd generation video IP, which achieves the best encoding quality at high resolution and frame rate. It features highly enhanced performance and efficient use of system bandwidth with frame compression algorithm for high-end multimedia SoCs.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main/Main10/Main Still Picture (MSP) Profile @L5.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 3840x2160 @60fps 500MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE521

WAVE5 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE521 is a 4K multi-format encoder IP to support both HEVC and H.264/AVC video formats. The IP core provides high performance encode capability up to 4K60fps with a single-core architecture and an optimized area for 4K Ultra-HD applications. This IP core can encode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 4K60fps based on its sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture. The WAVE521 can be connected through the industry standard interfaces.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE521L

WAVE5 UHD Encoder Series
WAVE521L is a low-cost 4K encoder IP to support both HEVC and H.264/AVC video formats. The IP core provides high performance encode capability up to 4K60fps with a single-core architecture and an optimized silicon area for 4K Ultra-HD applications. This IP core is able to encode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 4K60fps based on its sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

4K Decoders

WAVE510A

WAVE5 UHD Decoder Series
WAVE510A is the world's first commercial AV1 HW decoder IP and is one of the most advanced cores which support the next generation AV1 standard. WAVE510A is an AV1 decoder IP core that is only dedicated for AV1, a patent royalty-free video codec supported by Google, Apple, and many other global CPs (content providers) and is known for approximately 30% better performance than HEVC. WAVE510A is optimally designed and architected to support real-time AV1 video decoding up to 4K60fps with a single core. A specialized hardware block called CFrame™ is integrated in the video IP and with compression of reconstructed frames for future reference, this IP core can significantly reduce bus bandwidth by 50% on average while accessing frame data effectively in the external memory. WAVE510A is suitable for applications across various industry segments including ultra-high-definition (UHDTVs), set-top boxes (STBs), virtual reality devices, augmented reality devices, smartphones, tablets, and any others with super-high resolution.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Decoder
  • HEVC Main Profile @L5.0 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 32-bit Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
Decoder
  • 4096x2160 @30fps 440MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 400MHz
  • 1920x1080 @120fps 400MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE510

WAVE5 UHD Decoder Series
WAVE510 is a high performance UHD H.265/HEVC, hardware decoder IP that is targeted for any devices capable of playing up to 4K HEVC's MAIN/MAIN10 video with optimized size. This core IP is able to decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for decoding 4K60fps. WAVE510 provides highly optimized enhanced performance for high-end UHD SoC for memory bandwidth loading and excellent power management.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Decoder
  • HEVC Main Profile @L5.0 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 32-bit Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
Decoder
  • 4096x2160 @30fps 440MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 400MHz
  • 1920x1080 @120fps 400MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE511

WAVE5 UHD Decoder Series
WAVE511 is a 4K multi-format decoder IP to support both HEVC and H.264/AVC video formats which provides high performance decode capability up to 4K60fps with a single-core architecture and an optimized silicon area for 4K Ultra-HD applications. This IP core is able to decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for decoding 4K60fps.

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Standards

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • 3DNR
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 
 

WAVE512

WAVE5 UHD Decoder Series
WAVE512 is high performance UHD H.265/HEVC and VP9 hardware decoder IP that is targeted for any devices capable of playing up to 4K HEVC's MAIN/MAIN10 or VP9 Profile2(HBD) video. WAVE512 is able to decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for decoding 4K60fps based on its sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture. This IP is highly optimized for memory bandwidth loading and excellent power management. 

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Standards H.264/HEVC Decoder

  • Capable of decoding HEVC Main/Main10 Profile @L5.1 High-tier
  • Max resolution: 8192x4096
  • Min resolution: 8x8
  • 4096x2160 @500MHz/60fps
VP9 Decoder
  • Capable of decoding VP9 Profile 0/Profile 2 (HBD)
  • 8-/or 10-bit, 420 sampling only
  • Max resolution: 8192x4096
  • Min resolution: 8x8
  • 4096x2160 @500MHz/60fps
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus for host CPU system control
  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses for data transfer
  • 2 128-bit AXI buses available (accessing external memory and on-chip SRAM memory)
Performance
  • 4096x2160 @500MHz/60fps
Features
  • Frame buffer compression
  • Long burst write
  • Latency tolerance
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Trick mode
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

WAVE515

WAVE5 UHD Decoder Series
WAVE515 is a high performance multi decoder IP that is targeted for any devices capable of playing up to 4K HEVC's MAIN/MAIN10, AVS2, or VP9 Profile2 (HBD) video. This IP core is able to decode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for decoding 4K60fps. In addition to its superior 4K60fps performance, the WAVE515 provides maximum bandwidth efficiency and exceptionally low power consumption. WAVE515 is suitable for applications across various industry segments including ultra-high-definition televisions (UHDTVs), set-top boxes(STBs), VR/AR devices, smartphones, tablets, and others with super-high resolution.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Decoder
  • HEVC Main Profile @L5.0 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 32-bit Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
Decoder
  • 4096x2160 @30fps 440MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 400MHz
  • 1920x1080 @120fps 400MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





WAVE517

WAVE4 UHD Decoder Series
WAVE517 is the world’s first real-time multi-standard decoder, including AV1, hardware IP. This IP core is multi-standard decoder HW IP which is optimally designed and architected to support real-time 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) video decoding in HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, VP9, AVS2, and AV1 standards. The pre-release of multi-standard HW IP, WAVE517, is targeting 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD), which is the first in the industry to support a large portion of almost every codec standards in the market, including the next generation AV1 standard. The WAVE517 is architected for real-time video decoding capability of 4K60fps content at 450MHz in HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, VP9, AVS2, and AV1 standards. In order to support 8K60fps, 900MHz clock and multiple cores are required and may achieve up to 8K (8Kx4K) resolution. In addition, WAVE517 is highly optimized for memory bandwidth loading and power management. A specialized hardware block CFrame™ is integrated into WAVE517 to compress reconstructed frames for future reference. As a result, WAVE517 can significantly reduce bus bandwidth by 50% on average while accessing frame data effectively in the external memory.

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Standards
Encoder

  • HEVC Main Profile @L4.1 High-tier
Decoder
  • HEVC Main Profile @L5.0 High-tier
Interface
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • 32-bit Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses
  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface
Performance
Encoder
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 700MHz
  • 1920x1080 @60fps 350MHz
Decoder
  • 4096x2160 @30fps 440MHz
  • 3840x2160 @30fps 400MHz
  • 1920x1080 @120fps 400MHz
Features
  • Rotation and mirroring
  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion
  • 3DNR
  • Low delay encoding/decoding
  • Latency tolerance
  • Configurable IP
  • Programmability
  • Low power consumption
  • Frame-based processing
  • Handling multi-instances





 

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